States Lead the Way on Transportation Funding

Associated Press reports, “Lawmakers across the U.S. have approved new proposals this year to pay for transportation improvements, including tax increases, vehicle fee increases and bond packages. Those measures extended an existing trend to a new milestone: Two-thirds of all states have stepped up highway funding over the past five years. It’s happening in both Democratic- and Republican-led states as their transportation departments strain to overcome backlogs deepened by the 2008-09 financial crisis. And lawmakers are acting regardless of promises from President Donald Trump for a $1 trillion national infrastructure program that his administration has yet to detail.”